Sunday, April 21st


Patricia M. “Patti” (Pippenger) Lasko, 66, of West Salem and formerly of Sparta passed away suddenly, March 17, 2019, at her home.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home 106 W. Franklin St., Sparta. Online condolences may be sent at

Adolph J. Lyga, 86, of Independence, died Monday, March 18, 2019 at Gundersen Tri-County Care Center in Whitehall.

Adolph was born August 10, 1932 in Montana Township, Buffalo County, to Alex and Victoria (Mish) Lyga. Adolph worked on farms and worked at AG Broiler in Arcadia for 21 years. He was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors include three children, Gary Lyga of Osseo, Nancy Lyga-Flick of Eau Claire and Karen (Donald) Goss of Osseo; two brothers, Richard Lyga of Independence and Roland Lyga of Arcadia; one sister, Victoria Marsolek of Whitehall; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Alan Lyga; infant daughter, Linda Lyga; daughter Bonnie Larson; and three brothers, Aloizy, Alex and Stanley Lyga; two sisters, Eleanore Slaby and Angeline Obieglo.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Edison Funeral Home, Independence.

Roger James Ebert, 84, of Sparta, died Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Morrow Memorial Home, Sparta.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sparta, with Monsignor Delbert Malin officiating. Burial will be at a later time in the church cemetery.

Family and friends are invited to call from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, with a 6:45 p.m. rosary. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until time of services on Saturday at the church. Online condolences may be offered at

The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.

James L. Hedlund, Sr., 84 of Tomah passed away with his loving family by his side on March 18, 2019 at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tomah.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019, 11:00 AM at the Church of The Nazarene, 25481 County Hwy ET, Tomah. Pastor Travis Cox will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner. Relatives and friends are invited from a time of visitation on Friday, at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, Tomah is assisting the family. Online condolences may be given at

Carlton P. Schnese, 91, of Tomah, died Friday March 22, 2019 at the Atrium Senior Living in Black River Falls.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019, 12:00 Noon. at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St. Tomah. Pastor Bruel Buselmier will officiate. Burial will at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Online condolences may be sent to

The family would like to thank all of the workers at the Atrium for all the wonderful care that was given to Carlton